Dr. Selker (Left), principle investigator for the OPEnS lab, OSU distinguished professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering, and co-Director of both CTEMPs.org and TAHMO.org. His areas of expertise include soil hydrology, environmental monitoring, mechanical, analog and digital electronic design. Dr. Selker has been a professor in the department of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University for 26 years focused on Water Resources Engineering, publishing more than 175 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Udell, OSU assistant professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering and Director of the OPEnS Lab. He received his PhD from the University of Florida in Music Composition and Electrical Engineering. He is Inventor of U.S. and international patents on wireless sensor technology and data protocols and CEO of a technology startup company.

Manuel Lopez is a current second year student majoring in electrical engineering at Oregon State University. He is from Hillsboro, OR and attended Liberty high school. One of his hobbies is to play the guitar, he has been playing since he was six years old. He also likes to travel and is traveling to Mexico this summer.

Mitch Nelke is a current second year student majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He is from West Linn, OR and attended West Linn High School. He competed in high school FRC and has interned at 3D Systems, and his hobbies include 3D Printing and camping/traveling.


OPEnS is delighted to be working with the following student research awardees:


Alex Grejuc is a sophomore computer science major and URSA Engage Research program recipient.

Brett Stoddard is majoring in electrical and computer engineering with a focus on analog systems and plans to minor in physics. URSA Engage and DeLoach Honors College Work Scholarship Recipient.

Marissa Kwon is a sophomore in the pre-Electrical/Computer Engineering track and URSA Engage program recipient.

Jonah Siekmann is a sophomore Computer Science major and URSA Engage Research program recipient.

Thomas DeBell is a Junior in Ecological Engineering pursing a minor in Chemistry with an emphasis on electronics, and is a recipient of the Beginning Researchers Support Program funding.

Bethany McCurley is a second year Bio-Engineering student with a passion and history in journalism.

Mitchell Moos is a Business student who brings extensive experience marketing for organizations and startups, including marketing and programs coordinator for the Oregon Residence Hall Association, UHDS.